CONTACT: DEBRA VENZKE
UI COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Release: May 30, 2002
Awards presented at UI College of Public Health graduation and honors
Students, faculty and staff were honored at the annual University of Iowa
College of Public Health Graduation and Honors Dinner and Milford E. Barnes
Awards Ceremony held May 17.
One student from each of the college's five departments and the master of
public health program received a Milford E. Barnes Award for outstanding work
in their area of study. The recipients were Chandan Saha, department of biostatistics;
Jeremiah R. Garza, department of community and behavioral health; Ingrid E.
Nygaard, department of epidemiology; William J. Coddington, department of
health management and policy; Chandran Achutan, department of occupational
and environmental health; and Susan L. Kinzer, master of public health program.
The awards are named for Milford E. Barnes, M.D., who served as professor
and head of the department of hygiene and preventive medicine from 1930-1952.
Brenda M. Kiminyo-Bode, a graduate in occupational and environmental health,
received the Dean's Achievement Award. The department of health management
and policy presented the John W. Colloton Outstanding Student Award to April
A. Sperstad, and the Frank N. Whitson Award for Academic Achievement to Lori
Four faculty members were honored for receiving 2001-2002 College of Public
Health-College of Medicine New Investigator Research Awards. The awards assist
newly appointed primary or joint faculty in the College of Public Health or
UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine to advance their research
activities. The recipients were: Brian Kaskie, Ph.D., assistant professor
of health management and policy; Faryle K. Nothwehr, Ph.D., assistant professor
of community and behavioral health; John E. Schneider, Ph.D., assistant professor
of health management and policy; and Holly Wardlow, Ph.D., assistant professor
of community and behavioral health and anthropology.
The College of Public Health Faculty Teaching Award went to Rachel L. Anderson,
Ph.D., assistant professor of health management and policy. James C. Torner,
Ph.D., professor and head of epidemiology, received the Faculty Service Award,
and Charles F. Lynch, M.D., Ph.D., professor of epidemiology, received the
Faculty Research Award.
The Staff Research Award was given to Deborah A. Feddersen, program associate
in the department of epidemiology, and the Staff Service Award was presented
to Patricia A. Francisco, account specialist with the department of occupational
and environmental health.